I went to bed Saturday night not feeling too motivated for getting out on Sunday, October 19th. I had a major head cold and wasn't convinced the weather was going to be as advertised. I awoke on Sunday morning after sleeping in 'til 08:00 and decided that I'd drive to the Kananaskis Lakes area and either scramble Rawson Lake Ridge or The Turret.
I surprised myself by choosing The Turret. I felt a bit lonely as I hiked along the approach trails to the bushwhacking section. Fox creek is being fixed up from the 2013 floods and is easily hike-able now.
I took the 'long' way around in order to minimize the bushwhacking and this resulted in the bush section being quite short and easy, especially compared to some other bushwhacks I've done this year.
Once above treeline I contoured around to SE slopes before ascending steep grass and short cliff bands to the summit. The views were stunning and the weather was sublime for mid-October. After snapping some great summit panos and telephotos of familiar peaks I headed down. On descent I really wished I'd biked the approach! I highly recommend using a bike, you will be delighted on the way back and this will probably make The Turret a 4 hour day! I managed to finish in just over 5 hours, moving pretty quickly but not an insane pace. As usual, more pics and tr on http://www.explor8ion.com.